Dr. Scott Hagen

Dr. Scott HagenProfessor, Louisiana State University

Project: Development of an optimized tide and hurricane storm surge model for the northern Gulf of Mexico (MS, AL, FL) for use with the ADCIRC Surge Guidance System

Other Research Partners: Stephen C. Medeiros, University of Central Florida

Project Description: This project will advance state-of-the-art model development by introducing novel terrain analysis techniques and lidar-based surface roughness parameterization at the regional scale. These advanced techniques will also be used to develop intelligent, stable, and semi- automated mesh de-refinement methods for optimizing a research grade (i.e., high resolution) storm surge model to reduce computational time. The final outcome/deliverable will be an accurate, optimized hurricane storm surge model of the northern Gulf of Mexico (MS, AL, & FL Panhandle) that is suitable for use with the ASGS.

Project Abstract

Research Interests: Tide, wind-wave and hurricane storm surge modeling; digital elevation model development; flood-plain analysis; coastal dynamics of sea level rise; biogeophysical modeling under climate change.

Presentations and Reports:
2016 Annual Meeting presentation
2017 Annual Meeting presentation
2018 Annual Meeting presentation
Year 1 Annual Report

Year 2 Annual Report

CRC News/In the News:
Students participate in second annual summer exchange program
Students, faculty to exchange for summer research programs
Students reflect on summer research and internships
New sea-level rise projection raises threat to world’s coasts
LSU PI launches Center for Coastal Resiliency
Four projects improving on ADCIRC speed, reliability
Dr. Hagen explains his project:


Contact Information:
Email: shagen@lsu.edu
Phone: (225) 578-4303
Website: http://www.lsu.edu/eng/cee/people/Hagen.php